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  • MSNBC Guest: There’s a U.S. ‘War on Black Boys,’ Could Turn ‘Genocide’ if We Don’t Stop It

    08/19/2014 7:57:54 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 89 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    On Hardball Monday, MSNBC contributor Michelle Bernard said the U.S. is on the verge of experiencing a “genocide” of young black men. Bernard was on the program with the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson to discuss the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Bernard, who is black, said her 11-year-old son had asked her recently if someone was going to shoot him, as was the case with Brown. ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t have an answer that is palatable to be able to look my children in the face and say there are people in this...
  • Little Boy Expelled From School For Rolling Up A PIECE OF PAPER, Pointing It Like A Gun

    06/17/2014 7:15:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 17 2014 | Eric Owens
    Another little boy has gotten in trouble at school for having something that represents a gun but isn’t actually anything like a real gun. This time, eight-year-old Asher Palmer rolled up a piece of paper, called it a gun and pointed it at other kids, reports the New York Post. Officials at the special-needs school in New York City which Palmer attended then expelled him. The school is the Lang School, a ritzy private bastion which specializes in educating students with language difficulties. Annual tuition is $51,500. “Asher is exactly the type of student Lang is supposed to be serving,”...
  • EXCLUSIVE--Tammy Bruce: War on Boys Attempt to 'Create Society of Frightened People

    03/09/2014 7:47:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 8th, Breitbart News was able to sit down with author and radio host Tammy Bruce to discuss the ongoing war against boys--especially as seen via zero tolerance school policies that result in suspensions for young students who pretend to point their finger like a gun. We asked her, "So many times we hear about 'the war on boys'--of a boy fashioning his hand or breakfast pastry into the shape of gun, then being suspended. What are we to think of this?"
  • Ohio 5th Grader Suspended for Pretending Finger Was a Gun?!

    03/08/2014 12:54:42 PM PST · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2014 | Staff
    Did an Ohio elementary school jump the gun in its punishment of a 10-year-old? Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in North Columbus, Ohio, suspended a fifth grader for three days after he pointed his finger in the shape of a gun at another student’s head. Paul Entingh said his 10-year-old son, Nathan, was just messing around during science class. "He asked his friend to borrow a pencil and when his friend dropped it, my son Nathan was playing around and he did that with his fingers. Pointed it at the kid, said 'boom,'" Entingh told Fox 28. Paul and Nathan were...
  • Boy Suspended for Pointing Finger Like Gun

    03/04/2014 8:26:45 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6,608 replies
    Newser ^ | 3/4/14 | Kate Seamons
    America's kids have been suspended for pretending that pencils were guns, but an Ohio school may have topped that. A 10-year-old student at a Columbus elementary school was handed a three-day suspension for making a finger gun and pretending to shoot a classmate. The suspension letter more formally referred to his weapon as a "level 2 lookalike firearm," reports the Columbus Dispatch. Devonshire Alternative Elementary School's principal says students have been frequently told not to play pretend gun games, with a district rep saying kids were warned consequences would follow. Those consequences hit hard last week for fifth-grader Nathan Entingh,...
  • More men speaking in girls' 'dialect', study shows

    01/19/2014 2:48:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 5, 2013 | Melissa Hogenboom
    More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia. But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.
  • We're Losing the War On Poverty Because Our Schools Turn Boys Into Eunuchs

    01/19/2014 8:05:37 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    As a binge-TV watcher, I’ve relished devouring serial dramas in advertising-free gulps. But “Breaking Bad” — the story about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher turned clandestine meth-cooking badass – didn’t appeal. Then Anthony Hopkins declared it an “epic work” with “the best actors I’ve ever seen.” Midway through season two, I understand why Walter White is heroic. As men increasingly check out of work, marriage, and fatherhood, it’s hard not to root for a man fiercely determined to secure his family’s future before dying – despite his morally abhorrent methods. That there are dramatically fewer men willing and able to safeguard...
  • CAMILLE PAGLIA: WAR ON MEN DESTROYING AMERICAN CULTURE

    01/02/2014 2:04:21 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Jan 2014 | Camille Paglia
    In a recent Wall Street Journal interview, Paglia, now 66, demonstrated that she has not strayed from her role as the self-described “notorious Amazon feminist” who is quick to lambaste the movement and its orthodoxy. Weiss observed, however, that the topic that gets the greatest rise out of Paglia is how attempts to dismiss the biological differences between men and women have influenced the collapse of Western civilization. The diminished status of military service is only the start of the decline of the culture, according to Paglia. "The entire elite class now, in finance, in politics and so on, none...
  • School Has Become Too Hostile to Boys ("Tug of peace"?)

    08/20/2013 2:10:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    As school begins in the coming weeks, parents of boys should ask themselves a question: Is my son really welcome? A flurry of incidents last spring suggests that the answer is no. In May, Christopher Marshall, age 7, was suspended from his Virginia school for picking up a pencil and using it to “shoot” a “bad guy” — his friend, who was also suspended. A few months earlier, Josh Welch, also 7, was sent home from his Maryland school for nibbling off the corners of a strawberry Pop-Tart to shape it into a gun. At about the same time, Colorado’s...
  • Boy who held pencil like gun suspended

    05/07/2013 3:17:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | 5/7/2013 | Anne McNamara
    A Suffolk school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises. Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other. "When I asked him about it, he said, 'Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy,'" said Paul Marshall, the boy's father. "It's as simple as that." Christopher's father was a Marine for many years. He thinks school leaders overreacted. "A pencil is a weapon when it...
  • 2 Va. Boys Suspended For Using Pencils As Guns

    05/07/2013 5:56:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies
    CBS/Washington D.C. ^ | May 7, 2013
    SUFFOLK, Va. — Two Suffolk second graders have been suspended for making shooting noises while pointing pencils at each other. Media outlets report the 7-year-old boys were suspended for two days for a violation of the Suffolk school system’s zero-tolerance policy on weapons. They were playing with one another in class Friday at Driver Elementary. “When I asked him about it, he said, ‘Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy,’” said Paul Marshall, one of the boys’ fathers. “It’s as simple as that.”
  • What really happened to boys?

    05/07/2013 12:47:29 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 122 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Four years ago, psychologist Leonard Sax (MD, PhD) wrote a well-received book titled “Boys Adrift.” The doctor tried to answer the question, why have so many young males fallen into passivity and indifference? Dr. Sax had heard more and more parents complain that their boys stayed indoors most of the time, spent hours on video games, and in general seemed to lack the confidence and esprit de corps that had characterized boys throughout history. “Something scary is happening to boys today,” Sax concluded. “From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were...
  • Failing a Generation of American Boys

    03/13/2013 3:19:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3.13.13 | ROSS KAMINSKY
    A pervasive anti-boy culture is wrecking our nation’s very future. As I look at my 5-year old son, I hope that I am helping to mold a young man who lives his life with integrity and self-reliance, understanding the value of hard work and good manners and the true self-esteem that only these things can create within a productive life. I think my wife and I are doing well, being conscious of these things, but as I look around us, what is happening — what has happened — to a generation of boys and young men in America is saddening...
  • The Boys at the Back

    02/05/2013 7:57:53 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 2, 2013 | CHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS
    As one critic told me recently, the classroom is no more rigged against boys than workplaces are rigged against lazy and unfocused workers. But unproductive workers are adults — not 5-year-olds. If boys are restless and unfocused, why not look for ways to help them do better? As a nation, can we afford not to? A few decades ago, when we realized that girls languished behind boys in math and science, we mounted a concerted effort to give them more support, with significant success. Shouldn’t we do the same for boys? When I made this argument in my book “The...
  • Berlin declares circumcision legal, but only if performed by a doctor — not as a ritual

    09/05/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/5/12 | Staff
    One of Germany’s 16 states has declared circumcision legal, but only if performed by doctors — not, as required by Jewish law, by mohels. Berlin, Germany’s capital and itself a state, is the first to declare the practice legal following a Cologne court ruling in June that non-medical circumcisions on children amounted to a criminal offense, according to DPA, a German news wire. National legislation is pending to legalize circumcision. State Justice Minister Thomas Heilmann made the announcement Wednesday, saying he felt it necessary to allay fears in this “difficult transitional period,” the Associated Press reported.
  • How to Destroy A Boy in One Sentence

    07/31/2012 5:05:45 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2011 | Stella Paul
    Walking home this morning, I saw a frizzy-haired mother with a lefty vibe and Savonarola expression. Her young son ran in front of her, chasing pigeons. I listened, awestruck, as she admonished him thusly: "In your next life, I hope you come back as a pigeon, so you know what that feels like." Confused, the boy said, "What?" She repeated her wisdom in sterner tones. I'm dazzled by her genius at packing several soul-crushing blows into one sentence: 1) You're going to be reincarnated as punishment 2) Your mother eagerly awaits your eternal punishment 3) Walk robotically by my side...
  • R.I. School Bans 8-Year-Old Son's Patriotic Hat With Army Figures

    06/17/2010 11:47:51 AM PDT · by Domandred · 44 replies · 1,193+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/17/2010 | Fox News
    A Rhode Island mother says her 8-year-old son's school would not let him wear a patriotic hat she says he designed for a project to honor Army troops because the school thought it was inappropriate. --- SNIP --- Morales said the principal at David's school called her to say the hat wasn't appropriate because it had guns, which violated a school ban on weapons and toy weapons.
  • The Boy Gap (do we need any more proof of the true intentions of radical feminism?)

    02/22/2010 9:53:08 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 58 replies · 1,443+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 20, 2010 | Joanne Jacobs
    As a volunteer in my daughter’s kindergarten class, I was asked to help children write a “story” (a few words) to illustrate their pictures. Only one girl needed my writing help; only one boy could write for himself. Nearly all the boys seemed to be a full year behind nearly all the girls in their ability to pay attention, follow directions, control frustrations, sit still, handle a pencil or crayon and do what used to be considered first-grade work. As reading and writing are pushed down to earlier ages, boys are struggling harder to meet higher expectations, writes Richard Whitmire,...
  • The Boy Gap

    02/20/2010 8:27:08 PM PST · by AJKauf · 78 replies · 1,609+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 20 | Joanne Jacobs
    As a volunteer in my daughter’s kindergarten class, I was asked to help children write a “story” (a few words) to illustrate their pictures. Only one girl needed my writing help; only one boy could write for himself. Nearly all the boys seemed to be a full year behind nearly all the girls in their ability to pay attention, follow directions, control frustrations, sit still, handle a pencil or crayon and do what used to be considered first-grade work. As reading and writing are pushed down to earlier ages, boys are struggling harder to meet higher expectations, writes Richard Whitmire,...
  • Demasculation of America's Boys

    09/08/2009 9:53:37 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 41 replies · 1,746+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 8, 2009 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Every time I write about how the modern culture seems dead-set on destroying the confidence of America's little boys, I am swamped with e-mail. It seems that everyone with a son or grandson has a story to tell about how manhood and chivalry are under attack. Last week I heard from a dad, Bill, who echoes the sentiments of many: "The boys are getting emasculated and wimpy/passive as they're now intimidated by girls due to fear of sex harassment charges and pro-female/anti male societal/educational tilts." Sadly, he's right. As a mom of two sons and a youth leader I have...
  • Boys? Doing fine. Men? Not so much.

    10/06/2008 10:43:33 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 13 replies · 605+ views
    www.culture11.com ^ | September 17, 2008 | Josh Kahn
    Boys? Doing fine. Men? Not so much. By Josh Kahn, posted September 17, 2008 Category * Community Cheryl Miller does an effective job of taking down a pair of juvenile sounding “save the men” books, but I disagree with her basic premise. Men do have major cultural issues right now and ironically this is causing women as many problems as men. Boys need a lot of guidance to develop into something other than barbaric, lazy man-children. Ever spend time around little boys? They like destroying things, playing borderline sadistic games and making the sickest jokes they can think of. Later,...
  • The War on Boys: Where Feminists and Men’s Rights Activists Go Wrong

    06/25/2008 7:23:26 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 85+ views
    SelwynDuke.com ^ | 6/25/08 | Selwyn Duke
    One problem with one-issue activists, it seems, is that they often view matters from only one dimension. This has always been one of the characteristics of feminists. Men get blame for being history’s conquerors and killers, for instance, but no credit for being its innovators and healers. We will hear about how women “create life” while men only destroy it, but forgotten are the fruits of men’s labors. Were it not for male medical advances that virtually eliminated female death during childbirth, many feminists wouldn’t be around to crow about their fecundity. Given this misandrist atmosphere, it’s not surprising that...
  • Great Britain: Schools told to encourage boys to play netball and dance to 'balance gender'

    12/27/2007 12:06:29 PM PST · by Stoat · 79 replies · 298+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 27, 2007 | BETH HALE
    Schools told to encourage boys to play netball and dance to 'balance gender'By BETH HALE - More by this author » Last updated at 17:37pm on 27th December 2007Schools have been told to encourage boys to play netball and take dancing lessons in a bid to promote "gender equality". The move which sees boys moving on to the traditionally female netball court is part of a Government drive to ensure that school children are more 'gender balanced'. Every local authority in the country had to publish a "gender equality scheme" earlier this year to meet new anti-discrimination legislation. Scroll...
  • How the Feminists’ “War against Boys” Paved the Way for Islam (mentioned by Rush Limbaugh)

    09/06/2006 10:02:20 AM PDT · by Ouderkirk · 13 replies · 924+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 9-06-06 | Fjordman
    Some commentators like to point out that many of the most passionate and bravest defenders of the West are women, citing Italian writer Oriana Fallaci and others as examples. But women like Ms. Fallaci, brave as they might be, are not representative of all Western women. If you look closely, you will notice that, on average, Western women are actually more supportive of Multiculturalism and massive immigration than are Western men.
  • Where the Boys Aren't (CHRISTINA TAKES ON THE GATES FOUNDATION...BOYS ARE IN TROUBLE)

    07/03/2006 4:52:05 PM PDT · by paulat · 62 replies · 1,596+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 7/03/06 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    Where the Boys Aren't By Christina Hoff Sommers Posted: Monday, July 3, 2006 Education Sector, a new Washington think tank established this year by the Bill & Melinda Gates and other leading foundations, describes itself as an "honest broker of evidence in key education debates." But its first big study, "The Evidence Suggests Otherwise: Truth About Boys and Girls," is deficient in this virtue. Resident Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers The report, written by policy analyst Sara Mead, denies that American boys are in trouble academically. "The real story," says Ms. Mead, "is not bad news about boys doing worse; it's...
  • The war on boys

    04/19/2006 4:34:47 AM PDT · by Khankrumthebulgar · 29 replies · 1,006+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 18, 2006 | Joseph Farah
    Posted: April 18, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah � 2006 WorldNetDaily.com It's official now. No matter how you measure it, boys are failing in schools across America. That was the shocking report from the Voice of America last week. "In classrooms across the U.S., there is a new trend that worries educators," it said. "In every category and demographic group, boys are falling behind in school." Was it shocking to you? It wasn't so shocking to me. I've seen this trend up-close and personal � even though I am the father of five girls, none of whom will...
  • Boy Scouts 'a religion'

    02/16/2006 9:22:06 AM PST · by Small-L · 233 replies · 3,226+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 16, 2006 | Rees Lloyd
    Arguments in a major Boy Scouts case unfolding in Pasadena, Calif., before a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – a case that is certain to be headed for the Supreme Court -- centered on the contention that the revered organization is actually a religion and should therefore not be given a lease of public land....A federal judge in San Diego granted the summary judgment to the agnostics, finding that the Boy Scouts are a "religion" because of the Boy Scout Oath, which includes doing one's duty to "God and my country," and the Boy Scout Law,...
  • Biology’s Revenge (Christina Hoff Sommers was right.)

    01/24/2006 8:39:41 AM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies · 1,536+ views
    NRO ^ | January 24, 2006 | Rich Lowry
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version January 24, 2006, 8:28 a.m. Biology’s Revenge Christina Hoff Sommers was right. The surest way to get attention in American society is to become a crisis. Boys are now on their way to achieving this dubious but indispensable distinction with the new cover of Newsweek, "The Boy Crisis." It is to be hoped that the crisis establishes a simple truth that is astonishing anyone ever forgot — boys and girls are different. Or as Newsweek puts it, "Boys are biologically, developmentally and psychologically different from girls — and teachers need...
  • Annihilating Boy Toys -Code Pink protests war toys at Toys R Us

    12/22/2005 6:37:05 AM PST · by Hadean · 130 replies · 2,224+ views
    National Review ^ | 12.22.2005 | Carrie Lukas
    For kids, Christmas means toys. For boys in particular, the hottest toys often have a martial theme — BB guns, army men, light sabers and the like. But this Christmas season, some parents trudging to the malls for G.I. Joes have had to meet the politically correct platoons now infiltrating the local Toys R' Us. Code Pink, a leftist women's outfit that's a fixture at antiwar rallies, is taking a break from protesting real conflict in Iraq to campaign against so-called "war toys." As the Pink website warns: "Every holiday season manufactures prey on our children with pro-war propaganda disguised...
  • Will Bush defend Scouts? Joseph Farah pushes prez to choose sides, urges ACLU be destroyed

    11/23/2004 12:25:48 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 446+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, November 23, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    Tuesday, November 23, 2004 Will Bush defend Scouts? Posted: November 23, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com It has been a week since the Defense Department announced it was caving in to pressure from an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit and kicking the Boy Scouts off military bases. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been AWOL. Even Pentagon spokesmen have refused to talk about the outrageous decision live on my talk-radio show. They have referred inquiries to the Justice Department, which has not returned my phone calls. In other words, the Defense Department is not only afraid of the ACLU,...